October 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm #13853fstopper89Member
Over a year ago this girl, we’ll call he RL, contacted me to do her engagement photos. We picked a date and everything, and it was far in advance. Two weeks before I messaged to confirm. No response. I messaged again a week later. No response. I messaged a few times within that week with no response. Finally the day before, she said “sorry can’t come. I have a funeral.” When I clicked on her FB profile I saw that she and her fiance broke up over a week earlier, yet she waited last minute to tell me and then lied. Whatever. I was annoyed.
Well they got back together and she ended up contacting another local photog friend of mine to do her wedding. She paid my friend the deposit of $200 in a check. My friend cashed the check and bought groceries for her family. She found out a week later that the check was bad, and it caused her account to overdraft. She tried calling, emailing, messaging RL who ended up refusing to answer calls and blocked her from Facebook. My friend was obviously pissed. She had to eat the overdraft fee. Obviously she wasn’t shooting her wedding anymore.
The next week RL posted on the local buy/sell group “Looking for a cheap photographer to do my wedding.” I wanted to say something but held my tongue.
Yesterday she posted on the same buy/sell group:
” I just want to let everyone know, if you’re looking for a photographer, make sure they at least have a semi-legit business or have a studio. We got our wedding pictures back and they are so low-quality we can’t even make an 8×10 print. Our photographer said that never happened to her before with any other photos and she isn’t really helping us out. It was her first wedding. We are so mad because we can’t get our wedding day back and if we wanted to try to re-do the pictures we would have to rent tuxes and do hair and makeup and everything.”
Several people commented that she just needs to get a print release from her photographer and yada yada yada. She said they didn’t sign a contract and all they got was a CD.
After hearing what a &itc# she was for doing that to my friend, I HAD to post: “Sorry to say this, but you did hire an established local photographer for your wedding. You paid the deposit but the check was bad, and she had to eat the overdraft fee. Then you came to this site looking for a ‘cheap photographer for your wedding.’ Sorry but you got what you paid for. You should be banned from this group for writing a bad check.”
Someone posted after me that it wasn’t nice to publicly humiliate people. A friend of mine wrote “it’s not public humiliation, it’s public awareness.” The admin for the group ended up deleting the whole post, but RL did not say a peep after my comment in her defense.
Unfortunately I don’t know who the fauxtog was who did her wedding, but I did find a few of the photos on RL’s Facebook profile (she has it set to public).
I told my photog friend and we both agreed karma got her good!October 3, 2013 at 1:26 am #13856KatieMember
Karma is a b*tch! Sounds like she got what she deserved!October 3, 2013 at 3:01 am #13858emfMember
Hahaha! She got karmically bit on the bee-hind!! Gotta love the universe!October 3, 2013 at 4:34 am #13859BillMember
Normally I wouldn’t wish bad things on anyone, except for some people that, well just plain deserve it. I’m not religious or superstitious, but for some strange reason I do believe in KARMA and Karma definitely paid her a visit. Love it!October 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm #14024iliketagMember
This made me smile. I know it’s bad… and it’s sad that their wedding day is tarnished slightly due to the whole ordeal, but I honestly enjoy when people get what’s coming to them. Working in retail for so long has made me a very cynical person….October 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm #14028nesgranMember
My basic assumption after having worked retail is that customers are idiots until proven otherwiseOctober 27, 2013 at 2:56 pm #14700fstopper89Member
To update- While browsing Facebook I did find who did her wedding! The photos are really bad. Many are very grainy, almost as if the photographer used a camera’s digital zoom feature.
I do not know this faux personally but she had been heavily advertising on the local buy/sell group for $40 sessions.
The only photo that actually looks nice is the hands with the rings.
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